Other Grant Opportunities for Michigan Educators

Captain Planet Foundation
Projects must promote understanding of environmental issues, focus on hands-on involvement, and involve K-12 youth

eSchool News School Funding Center
Information on up-to-the-minute grant programs, funding sources, and technology funding

Future Fisherman Foundation
Future Fisherman Foundation has developed the Physh Ed grants initiative which offers grants in the amount of $2,500 to certified teachers in public, private or charter schools. Grants are awarded to schools to offer fishing and boating education programs as a part of a cross curricular curriculum that meets state academic standards. 

Great Lakes Protection Fund
Funds projects that lead to tangible improvements in the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem, promote the interdependence of healthy ecological and economic systems, and are innovative, creative, and venturesome

Kids Gardening
School Garden Grants

Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation
The Foundation seeks to facilitate the development and implementation of holistic environmental curricula that incorporate basic ecological principles and field environmental activities within a primary or secondary school setting. Accordingly, the Foundation is interested in contributing to the development, implementation and/or field testing of curricula that are consistent with the mission of the Foundation. 

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

MiCorps  Volunteer Stream Monitoring
To assist volunteer organizations in the development of programs to monitor streams and rivers. MiCorps staff provide training to all funded volunteer groups

Target Corporation Grants for K-12 Teachers                                                                                    Stores provide grants to local K-12 schools to support educational field trips.

Teachers of Mathematics
The Mathematics Education Trust (MET) of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) funds special projects that enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics.

U.S. Department of Education Funding Initiatives
The Department of Education's (ED) portal site for electronic grants. From this site you may access all of the Department's web-based grant systems.

U.S. EPA Environmental Education Grant                  
Supports environmental education projects that promote environmental awareness and stewardship and help provide people with the skills to take responsible actions to protect the environment

Wheels to Woods

Wheels to Woods provides funding to PreK-12 schools and other youth groups to pay for transportation costs for an educational field trip to a nearby forest or forest products company.  Any PreK-12 school in Michigan is eligible to apply for funds to go on a field trip to a school forest, private forest, public forest or forest products company.  Wheels to Woods reimburses actual transportation costs up to $350 per bus and $1,000 per school.  Applications can be submitted any time to admin@WheelsToWoods.org.

Wild Ones
Gives small monetary grants to schools, nature centers, and other non-profit and not-for-profit places of learning in the United States with a site available for a stewardship project

Wisconsin Energy Foundation